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April 27, 2020
HOW SCHOOLS ARE EDUCATING NOW AND FOR THE FUTURE Heads of schools serving more than 100,000 students who are learning remotely to share their programsTUESDAY, APRIL 28TH, 11 AM (EDT)Dozens of education providers, organizations, districts and schools are educating students seamlessly despite the crisis. What are they doing that others can learn from? What does it mean […] Read more »
April 23, 2020
ALARMING NAEP REPORT, ON TOP OF DEFICIENCIES REVEALED BY COVID’S IMPACT ON EDUCATION, REQUIRES URGENT ACTIONNation’s Report Card shows dismal results in subjects necessary for global citizenship WASHINGTON D.C. (4.23.20) — The results of the latest nation’s Report Card reveal that only 15 percent of 8th grade students are proficient in history, and fewer than 24 percent […] Read more »
April 10, 2020
Forbes | April 9, 2020By Jeanne Allen, Founder and CEO of CERIt was a simple statement I made on Twitter after seeing some less-than-nice comments about a parents’ ability to do education at home.“Every family has the capacity to educate their children.”It elicited many responses, some in agreement; others, not so sure:“I think all families […] Read more »
April 3, 2020
Forbes | April 2, 2020By Jeanne AllenWhile the impact of the pandemic on education doesn’t have an official start date in the United States, by March 11th, many of Washington state’s schools, including in Seattle, were closed for business. Meanwhile in neighboring Northshore, Washington, whose schools had closed a week earlier out of precaution, 23,000 […] Read more »
March 31, 2020
With Schools Closed, Kids With Disabilities Are More Vulnerable Than Ever NPR | March 27, 2020With school closed, Marla Murasko begins her morning getting her 14-year-old son, Jacob, dressed and ready for the day. They have a daily check-in: How are you doing? How are you feeling? Next, they consult the colorful, hourly schedule she […] Read more »
March 23, 2020
Dear Friends,As we all work to provide rapid solutions to the COVID-19 crisis and the impact it is having on education, we learned last week from our partner network that many states and school districts — some of which had already started remote education of students — told educators that any remote learning would not […] Read more »
March 16, 2020
Forbes | March 13, 2020By Jeanne AllenEvery challenge is an opportunity, they say. I’ve been thinking about the impact of the coronavirus, and the kinds of tools and services that could be focused on ensuring that students don’t miss a beat in their learning. COVID-19 has brought home the reality  that education technology that delivers […] Read more »
March 10, 2020
People ask us all the time, “What do you do?” The goals we’ve had since 1993 haven’t changed, but they have become better articulated and improved. CER works to advance education opportunity and innovation so all may have access to the achieve the American dream.This brief Progress Report for 2019 through this year so far […] Read more »
March 2, 2020
Forbes | March 2, 2020By Jeanne AllenParents v Candidates in Election 2020With American education in a state of mediocrity or worse in many of the nation’s most volatile communities, the absence of a substantive debate on education issues on the national political stage is shocking. Sure, promises of universal healthcare and free college are more […] Read more »
January 29, 2020
THE PERFECT READ FOR SCHOOL CHOICE WEEK Hot off the presses – and we do mean hot as it was published only days ago – comes an important and seminal read, An Unfinished Journey; Education & The American Dream, by CER’s Founder and CEO Jeanne Allen. Inspired by love of country, her Italian heritage, and this nation’s ongoing […] Read more »